Delivering Great Cheese with Great Care

At The Cheese Lady, our passion for cheese is matched only by our commitment to the environment. As a growing company, we are keenly aware of the increasing number of boxes we send across the UK. To address this, we have worked tirelessly to ensure our packaging is sustainably sourced, easily recyclable, reusable, and, where possible, biodegradable.

Our Priorities

When it comes to shipping our delectable farmhouse and artisan cheeses, we focus on three key priorities:

  • Transporting Cheese Safely: Ensuring our cheese arrives in the best and safest condition possible is our top priority. Cheese is a perishable product, and we take great care to maintain its quality during transit.
  • Environmentally Friendly Packaging: We are dedicated to using packaging materials that are kind to the planet. Our choices reflect our commitment to sustainability and reducing our environmental footprint.
  • Cost Efficiency: While maintaining the highest standards of safety and sustainability, we also strive to keep our packaging solutions cost-effective. This helps us manage expenses and keep our products affordable for our customers.

Our Packaging Solution

To achieve these goals, we have settled on a packaging solution that meets all our criteria:

  • Branded Carton Box: Our carton boxes are both reusable and recyclable. They provide excellent protection for the cheeses while being recyclable or reusable. 
  • Foil Liner: This essential component keeps the cheese at the right temperature during transportation. While not all cheesemongers use temperature-controlling packaging, we believe it is crucial for ensuring the safety and quality of our cheese. Our foil liners are reusable, adding to our sustainability efforts. You are welcome to return them to us if you would like to give them a second lease on life.
  • Ice Packs: To ensure the cheese remains cool throughout its journey, we use reusable ice packs. These are crucial for maintaining the product's quality.
  • Wood Wool: This natural material is not only excellent for cushioning but is also reusable, recyclable, and biodegradable. It provides the perfect balance of protection and environmental responsibility.

The £40 Minimum Order Threshold

We have introduced a £40 minimum order threshold to help offset the considerable costs of our essential packaging and overnight courier service. This threshold also ensures that we use our comprehensive and eco-friendly packaging only for substantial orders, avoiding unnecessary waste for small quantities of cheese. If you are interested in purchasing smaller amounts, we recommend visiting a local cheesemonger near you. This approach not only supports local businesses but also aligns with our commitment to sustainability by reducing the environmental impact of shipping.

Our Commitment to Sustainability

At The Cheese Lady, we are committed to providing the highest quality cheeses while being mindful of our environmental impact. By choosing sustainable packaging materials and implementing cost-effective shipping solutions, we aim to deliver our products in an eco-friendly manner.

Thank you for supporting The Cheese Lady and our mission to provide exceptional cheeses with a minimal environmental footprint. Enjoy your cheese, knowing it has been delivered with care for both you and the planet.


The Cheese Lady x


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